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Ravisloe Country Club makes history with arboretum designation

Ravisloe Country Club is the world's first golf course to be recognized as an arboretum. Bob Carpenter's grandson's baseball career helped make it so.

Carpenter, the general manager of Ravisloe, said going to his grandson's ballgames often took him past the Morten Arboretum in Lisle.

"I kept saying to myself, 'One of these days, I've got to call them and see what it takes to become an arboretum and is that something that is . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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